The British School, Rio de Janeiro

Founded in 1924, The British School is a non-profit, independent and coeducational day school offering a complete and coherent curriculum for pupils of all nationalities from ages 2-18.

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International schools in Brazil

Search for the best international schools in Brazil; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum. 

Brazil has a thriving private, international education sector that serves both expatriates and globally minded citizens, with the majority of schools clustered around Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia. 

The diverse sector includes schools offering British, American, Swiss and Spanish study programmes and a large number of Catholic schools, as well as other faith schools including Lutheran, Baha’i and Jewish foundations. Most are coeducational day schools. 

There are 32 IB World Schools in Brazil, including 23 authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma and two that offer all three IB programmes. One is Spanish-medium, two teach in Portuguese and English and one in French and English. The rest are English-medium. 

Schools such as the British School of Rio de Janeiro combine the IB Diploma with the English national curriculum and IGCSEs, while others blend it with American or Brazilian programmes. There are also many Brazilian private schools, which teach in Portuguese. 

Parents are advised to check schools’ accreditation arrangements. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has 14 accredited schools in Brazil and the Council of International Schools has three. Many schools belong to the Latin American Heads Conference.

Education is compulsory for children aged six to 14. In the state system, Ensino Fundamental is divided into two stages and followed by three years of Ensino Medio. Instruction is in Portuguese and students follow a national curriculum with a broad range of subjects and some regional variations. The vestibular entrance exam determines entry to higher education. 

Brazil has faced criticism for failing to raise educational standards among the poor and in deprived regions. Following initiatives to address such problems, net enrolment reached 92 per cent of the age group in primary schools and 81 per cent in secondary schools in 2015. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Brazil, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org





Escola do Futuro - São Paulo

R. Dr. Francisco Pati,
40 - Vila São Francisco,
São Paulo,
SP 05352-090,
Brazil

www.escoladofuturo.com.br

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

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ESFERA Escola Internacional

Av Anchieta, 908 - Jardim Nova Europa,
Sao José dos Campos,
São Paulo,
SP 12242-280,
Brazil

www.escolaesfera.com.br

Co-educational, Day.

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The British College of Brazil

Rua Engenheiro Oscar Americano,
630 Cidade Jardim,
São Paulo,
SP 05673-050,
Brazil

www.britishcollegebrazil.org

Co-educational, Day.

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The British School, Rio de Janeiro

Rua Real Grandeza 99,
Botafogo,
Rio de Janeiro,
RJ 22281-030,
Brazil

www.britishschool.g12.br

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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ABA Global School

Av. Rosa e Silva, 1510,
Aflitos,
Recife, Pernambuco,
PE 52050-245,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Amazon Valley Academy

Rodovia BR 316 - Km 3,
Tv.Tenri, n132 Guanabara,
Ananindeua, Pará,
PA 67113-120,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

American School of Brasília

SGAS 605,
Conjunto E, Lotes 34/37,
Brasília,
DF 70200-650,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

American School of Campinas - Escola Americana de Campinas

Rua Cajamar, #35,
Campinas, São Paulo,
SP 13090-860,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

American School of Recife

Street Sa e Souza,
Boa Viagem,
Recife, Pernambuco,
PE 51030-065,
Brazil

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Associação Educacional Luterana Bom Jesus / IELUSC

Rua Princesa Isabel, 438,
Joinville,
Santa Catarina,
SC 89201-270,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Brasilia International School

SGAS 914 Conjunto C Lotes 67/68,
Brasília,
DF 70390-140,
Brazil

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Centro Internacional de Educação Integrada

Estrada do Pontal 2093,
Recreio dos Bandeirantes,
Rio de Janeiro,
RJ 22790-877,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Colégio Humboldt

Av. Engenheiro Alberto Kuhlmann,
525 - Jardim Ipanema (Zona Sul),
São Paulo,
SP 04784-010,
Brazil

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colégio Miguel de Cervantes

Avenida Jorge João Saad, 905,
São Paulo, Morumbí,
SP 05618-001,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Positivo Internacional

Professor Pedro Viriato de Souza St 5300,
Curitiba, Paraná,
PR 81280-330,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Colégio Sidarta

Estrada Fernando Nobre, 1332,
Granja Viana, Cotia,
São Paulo,
SP 06705-490,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Colégio Soka do Brasil

Avenida Cursino, 362,
Saúde,
SP 04132-000,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Colégio Suíço-Brasileiro de Curitiba

Rua Wanda dos Santos Mallmann,
537, Jardim Pinhais,
Pinhais, Paraná,
PR 83323-400,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Cultura Inglesa - Filial Cabral

Rua Moyses Marcondes 625,
Cabral,
Curitiba, Paraná,
PR 80030-410,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Escola Alemã Corcovado

Rua São Clemente 388,
Botafogo,
Rio de Janeiro,
RJ 22260-000,
Brazil

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Escola Americana de Belo Horizonte

Av. Professor Mario Werneck, 3002,
Bairro Buritis,
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais,
MG 30575-180,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro

Estrada da Gávea 132,
Gávea,
Rio de Janeiro,
RJ 22451-263,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Escola Beit Yaacov

Av Marques de Sao Vicente no 1748,
Barra Funda,
São Paulo,
SP 01139-002,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Escola Castanheiras

Alameda Castanheiras, 250,
Res. Tres (Tambore),
Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo,
SP 06543-510,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Escola Francesa de Natal

Rua Pastor Gabino Brelaz,
1470 - Capim Macio,
Natal,
RN 59082-010,
Brazil

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Escola Internacional de Alphaville

Av. Copacabana, 624,
Cond. Empresarial 18 do Forte,
Alphaville, Barueri,
SP 06472-001,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Escola Internacional de Joinville

Rua Gothard Kaesemodel 833,
Joinville, Santa Catarina,
SC 89203-400,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Escola Internacional Nova Geração

EING – Portaria de alunos, Rua Washington, 264,
Vila Maia, Guarujá,
São Paulo,
SP 11410-150,
Brazil

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Escola Internacional UniSociesc Florianopolis

Rua Salvatina Feliciana dos Santos, 525,
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina,
SC 88034-600,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Escola Maria Imaculada (Chapel School)

Rua Vigário João de Pontes, 537,
Chácara Flora,
São Paulo,
SP 04748-000,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Escola Suíço-Brasileira (ESB) by SIS Swiss International School

Rua Corréa de Araújo 81,
Barra da Tijuca,
Rio de Janeiro,
RJ 22611-060,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Escola Suíço-Brasileira de São Paulo

Rua Visconde de Porto Seguro 391,
Alto da Boa Vista,
São Paulo,
SP 04642-000,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Graded - The American School of São Paulo

Av. José Galante, 425,
São Paulo,
SP 05642-000,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Curitiba

Ave. Eugenio Bertolli, 3900,
Sta. Felicidade,
Curitiba, Paraná,
PR 82410-530,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Lighthouse Ensino Bilíngue

Av. dos Expedicionários, 3548,
Moradias Bom Jesus,
Campo Largo, Paraná,
PR 83604-360,
Brazil

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Lycée Français François Mitterrand

SHIS QI 21 Bloco D,
Lago Sul,
Brasília,
DF 71655-580,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Lycée Pasteur (Lycée français de São Paulo / Unité Vergueiro)

Rua Vergueiro,
3799 - Vila Mariana,
São Paulo,
SP 04101-300,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Pan American Christian Academy

Rua Cássio de Campos Nogueira, 393,
São Paulo,
SP 04829-310,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Pan American School of Bahia

Av Ibirapitanga,
Loteamento Patamares, s/n,
Salvador, Bahia,
BH 41680-060,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Pan American School of Porto Alegre

Av. João Obino 110,
Petrópolis,
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul,
RS 90470-150,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

PlayPen Escola Cidade Jardim

Praça Professor Américo de Moura, 101,
São Paulo,
SP 05670-060,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Preparatory, Senior.

Pueri Domus School

Rua Verbo Divino 993-A,
Chacara Sto. Antonio,
São Paulo,
SP 04719-001,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Red House International School

Rua Engenheiro Edgar Egidio de Souza 444,
Pacaembu,
SP 01233-020,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Rio International School

Avenida Prefeito Dulcidio Cardoso, 4351,
Barra da Tijuca,
Rio de Janeiro,
RJ 22793-011,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Saint Nicholas School

Av Eusébio Matoso 333,
Pinheiros,
São Paulo,
SP 05423-180,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

Sant'Anna International School

Av. Independência, 5588,
Aquário,
Vinhedo,
SP 13280-000,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

SIS Swiss International School Brasília

SGA/SUL, Quadra 905, cj B,
Brasília,
DF 70390-050,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

St Francis College, Brasil

Rua Joaquim Antunes 678,
Pinheiros,
São Paulo,
SP 05415-001,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Francis College, Brasil - Pinheiros Campus

Rua Joaquim Antunes, 678,
Pinheiros,
São Paulo,
SP 05415-001,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

St Nicholas School - Alphaville Campus

Av. Honório Álvares Penteado, 5463,
Tamboré, Santana de Parnaíba,
SP 06543-320,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

St. Paul's School

Rua Juquiá 166,
Jardim Paulistano,
São Paulo,
SP 01440-903,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The British School of Brasilia

EQS 708/907,
Lote C, Asa Sul,
Brasília,
DF 70390-079,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.

The British School, Rio de Janeiro - Barra Site

Rua Mario Autuori, 100,
Barra da Tijuca,
RJ 22793,
Brazil

Co-educational, Day.